"I did a quick check of Comet, Diamond, MFJ
, and of course Larsen (Why not include Hustler in this statement? We will find out later!) and found that all of their VHF/UHF antennas use either the UHF or NMO mounts. If I'm wrong, it isn't by much."
Why the disclaimer at the end? Because on page 57 of the MFJ catalog, on the same page as their SO239 mount antennas, is a listing and photo of the MFJ 1414 VHF/UHF 3/8X24 stud mount antenna. In addition, many of the MFJ mobile mounts are for stud mount antennas and can be used for either VHF/UHF or HF.
"Only Hustler's use the 3/8X24 stud on their colinears. The reason they do is because they're extremely heavy, and have a large surface area."
Oh, really? I guess he didn't notice the full spread of small Hustler 3/8X24 UHF/VHF mobile antenna listings on page 80, opposite their full spread of HF antenna listings on page 81 of the latest AES catalog.
He also conveniently did not mention all the small stud mount antennas made for VHF/UHF by Valor and ProAm. I have been using one for years mounted on my tool box with good success. Performance is great and the mount is extremely strong and positive!
Yes, he was wrong, by a lot, not a little!